Definition : Boards designed to provide support to the feet. Most footboards consist of a horizontal or slanted piece of wood or other material (e.g., hard plastic) that is placed on the floor to accommodate a sitting patient's feet. Other footboards are designed to keep the feet in a vertical position when the patient is on a bed; they are usually attached to the bed and may include lateral cushions to prevent foot rotation. Some footboards are used as table extensions (attachments) to accommodate taller patients or as vertical footrests.
Entry Terms : "Foot Boards"
UMDC code : 11769